general election 2010

  • 8 Apr 2010

    Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, will today highlight the cost of replacing Trident as US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty

  • 8 Apr 2010

    7.00am David Cameron on GMTV

    8.10am Gordon Brown on Radio 4 Today Programme

    9.15am Nick Clegg launches Lib Dem general election campaigns for Scotland, the South of England and the South West.

    9.30am Labour's morning press conference with Mandelson and Darling.

    Brown expected to speak on family and the economy

    9.45am Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones launches Westminster election campaign

    10.00am Caroline Lucas, leader of Green Party, and bookies favourite to become the MP for Brighton Pavilion constituency, will talk at rally on Brighton Pier, about cost of Trident replacement

    10.30am David Cameron due to give own press conference

    David Cameron expected to go to East Anglia and South West of England.

    Shadow Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude and shadow Wales secretary Cheryl Gillan visit North Wales.

    Lib Dem Home Office spokesperson Chris Huhne attends launch of party campaign and regional manifesto for the South of England

    Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy and Scottish Lib Dem Leader Tavish Scott join Nick Clegg to launch party campaign in Scotland.

    Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigns in Buckingham

    ‘Wash-up’ in Parliament continues of remaining bills, including 'Vulture Fund' bill in House of Lords.

  • 8 Apr 2010

    The three opinion polls published today show the Lib Dems and ‘others’ mainly gaining, indicating that voters are not immediately moving to the two main parties. The 'smaller' vote is not just holding up, but increasing as the campaign gets underway. The one exception is the Populus poll for the Times which has Lib Dems gaining, but 'others' losing ground.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    Four live television election debates are to take place in Scotland involving the largest parties - the SNP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Tories.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    As the three biggest and riches political parties seek to gobble up media attention, the Green Party has launched an online appeal to fund an electoral breakthrough.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    So we have the first heckle of the election campaign. Ben Butterworth (@benbutterworth) shouted at Gordon Brown this afternoon and then proudly tweeted: “might be in the news later chasing Gordon Brown to his limo asking why I couldn't get my boy into a decent state school. He didn't answer.”

  • 7 Apr 2010

    The Migration Parliamentary Group has produced two fact-sheets prior to the election to help deliver a more balanced debate.

    Each fact-sheet challenges one big myth surrounding migration, which is often repeated in public debate, with links to research:

  • 7 Apr 2010

    Campaigners have said that Gordon Brown’s announcements which include proposals for an elected second chamber, amount to "a lot of words but no action".

  • 7 Apr 2010

    Compass is lobbying Ed Miliband (manifesto co-ordinator) for the inclusion of some key ideas in the Labour manifesto.

    They come in a document ‘Winning on the Doorstep’ and include quite a few ideas which church groups such as Church Action on Poverty and ourselves have been recommending:

  • 7 Apr 2010

    It was good to see a few people making the case for a hung Parliament yesterday. Amongst them on BBC news 24 were the Green Party's deputy chair and candidate in Norwich South, Adrian Ramsay, and the Labour Minister Ben Bradshaw, who was a little more restrained for obvious reasons. It makes a change from many who bury their heads in the sand, and hope it will all go away.